2016 Campaign Finance Profile - Ed Brooks

Representative Ed Brooks (R) ReedsburgPicture: Representative Ed BrooksAssembly District 50

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2016 Election Notes and Background

Representative Brooks was first elected to the Assembly in 2008.

He was unopposed in the primary and faced Democratic opposition in the general election.

Volunteers for Agriculture ($22,248) made independent expenditures favoring Representative Brooks. For Our Future ($4,908), Greater Wisconsin Wisconsin Political Independent Expenditure Fund ($96,497), Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Political Fund ($19,695), Planned Parenthood of Advocates of Wisconsin - C4 ($21,171), We Are Wisconsin Political Fund ($10,408), Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters PAC ($3,780) and Working America Coalition ($90) supported his opponent.

Americans for Prosperity (estimated $15,000) and Wisconsin Alliance for Reform (estimated $45,000) made undisclosed expenditures on "issue ads" supporting Representative Brooks.

2016 Campaign Finance Summary
Brooks
Raised: $215,583 - Spent: $240,437
Vote: 57.8% - Cost/Vote: $16.27
Disclosed Independent Backing: $22,248
Estimated "Issue Ad" spending: $60,000
Shrader
Raised: $359,929 - Spent: $301,767
Vote: 42.1% - Cost/Vote: $28.04
Disclosed Independent Backing: $156,550
Estimated "Issue Ad" spending: $0
Brooks’ Committee Assignments

2017-2018: Agriculture; Corrections; Jobs and the Economy (Vice-Chair); Local Government (Chair); Rural Development and Mining; Transportation; Workforce Development.

2015-2016: Agriculture; Corrections; Interstate Affairs; Mining and Rural Development; Urban and Local Affairs (Chair).

 
Where did the money come from?*
Pie Chart: Money Sources
Cash on hand 1/1/15** $35,780
Self $0
Under $100 $16,236
$100 or more $94,309
PACs & Parties $104,936
Other Income $103

*All figures represent candidate income before any returns.
**Beginning of candidate's election cycle.

 
Contributions of $100 or More*
1/1/15-12/31/16**
In-District Out-District
$43,053 (45.7%) $51,256 (54.3%)

*Includes all contributions from contributors of $100 or more to the candidate in a calendar year.

Self contributions are excluded.

Returned contributions are excluded at our discretion.

**Dates coincide with candidate's election cycle.

 
Interest Group Contributions from
Individuals and Committees*
1/1/15-12/31/16**
Interest Amount
Political/Ideological $80,336.43
Agriculture $13,850.00
Retired/Homemakers/Non-income earners $11,115.00
Manufacturing & Distributing $9,600.00
Health Professionals $9,150.00
Banking & Finance $9,067.50
Real Estate $8,050.00
Business $7,850.00
Construction $7,560.00
Lawyers/Law Firms/Lobbyists $7,350.00
Energy $6,350.00
Tourism/Leisure/Entertainment $5,030.00
Telecommunications & Computers $4,386.00
Health Services/Institutions $4,325.00
Natural Resources $3,875.00
Transportation $3,675.00
Insurance $3,100.00
Education $1,300.00
Labor Unions $1,000.00
Civil servant/public employee $950.00
Road Construction $600.00
Unknown $500.00
Non-Profit/Social Services $225.00

*Individual contributions includes all contributions
from contributors of $100 or more to the candidate
in a calendar year.

Committee contributions of any amount are included.

Self contributions are excluded.

Returned contributions are excluded at our discretion.

**Dates coincide with candidate's election cycle.

 
Top Contributors
2007-2016
Contributor(s) City Business Amount
Brooks, Ed Reedsburg, WI Legislator $17,016
Hatch Family Necedah, WI Cranberry Creek $5,950
Carrig, Donald & Barbara Reedsburg, WI Retired $4,450
Pierce-Coy Family Reedsburg, WI Viking Village $4,250
Potter Family Marana, AZ Cutler Cranberry Co $3,100
Orton, John & Catherine Mauston, WI Curran, Hollenbeck & Orton $2,950
Hollenbeck, Fred & Sue Mauston, WI Curran, Hollenbeck & Orton $2,700
Gavin Family Reedsburg, WI Gavin Bros Inc/First Weber Group $2,650
Thieding, Diane & Jeff Loganville, WI James Thieding Construction Inc $2,550
Skinner, Evelyn Reedsburg, WI Skinner Transfer Corp $2,350

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